SLSGB Surf Coach Safety

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  • 3 days

  • Up to 10 people
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    Churchstow, GB

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    This is a 3 day activity

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  • Description

    This course provides you with the minimum recognised standard qualification for those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activities.

    It is giving the necessary skills and knowledge to provide rescue response and life support in order to demonstrate a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction. See award specification here:

    Price includes : lifeguard and first aid manuals, examination fees, access to the Coast to Coast online learning platform.

    Minimum age : 16 yrs

    Validity: 24 months from assessment, then 12 month annual proficiency (as long as validity has not lapsed)

    Pre-requisites :

    -You need to be able to complete the fitness test:

    1/100m run / 100m swim / 100m run

    2/200m timed swim in under 5 minutes in a pool or 5min30 in the sea

    -To do the course you will need to be a current member of SLSGB: follow the

    link to create or renew your SLSGB membership (+ £30):



    1. Online session: Tuesday 19th March at 7pm


    1. From Monday 8th April til Wednesday 10th April between 9am and 5pm.

    The courses are taking place at the following locations:

    Challaborough beach (TQ7 4HU) for the beach and water work

    Churchstow village hall (TQ7 3RD) for the theory and first aid


    Signed up paid member of SLSGB before the course start date.

    What to bring

    -Wetsuit - suitable for the activity and time of year

    -Packed lunch and own mug

    -Warm comfortable clothing suitable for indoor first aid scenarios


    Award aims: applicable to those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activity and for surfboard hiring organisations. It aims to establish a minimum vocational standard that demonstrates a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction during a coached surf activity session undertaken in primarily wading depth water and to establish the necessary skills and knowledge to provide basic rescue response and life support.

    Training and assessment process: Trained and assessed throughout the course by a SLSGB trainer assessor.


    1. Online tests
    2. Physical fitness tests
    3. Water and beach based practical
    4. First aid scenarios
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